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3 minutes standard plank, 3 minutes reverse plank, I'd forgotten how tough that was!
Think I need photos Tom ... if I bend my left knee any more my nose will be on the floor
4 minutes until complete failure, yeah. Now for a lay down
Remember to warm up before trying it!
2 minutes 11 seconds.
I shall have to walk to the wall with my laptop and read it at the same time ... and no there will not be photos
I got to 64 seconds when my boyfriend brought the dinner in so I had to stop. At that point was wondering how much longer I could force myself to hold it! Abs still hurt an hour later. Might leave it til tomorrow then try to beat it.
I could do planche when I was about 7.....does that count?
My aspiration since watching the olympics is to be able to do the "seat" in between 2 chairs.
Awesome party trick to get the girls excited
3 minutes just done - wasn't nice - could probably have gone on if you'd stuck a gun to my head but 3 was enough.
Used to do them regularly but stretching and core work seemed to go out of the window when I stopped running regularly - think it's because you come in from a run, collapse on the floor and think I may as well do something while I'm down here.
2 mins 5 secs this morning - 24 secs better than yesterday.
A fwe years ago I could manage 3 minutes but I think 1 minute would be good for now. I'll give it a go tomorrow morning and let you know!
I just tried one of these (a variation of the planche) because it looked easier.
Not having one of those wooden things, I tried it between two dining room chairs. I did get off the ground, but did a weird swingy thing and landed on the floor
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I also tried a 'seat', which I discovered I can almost do! I could get my legs out completely straight though, but it's something to work on
I did the plank for 2 minutes out of sheer stubborness (was shaking after 20 seconds!) came back on here and saw the planche nd thought, how?!?
I think I might still be able to do a seat but haven't tried in years. I won't try now as there is a chap in my office, but will report back later
I used to able to do an elephant roll when I was a kid....but not a cat in hell's chance now
I have no idea what an elephant roll is?
*goes off to google*
Try goggling 'elephant lift' not roll
I'll try that, because elephant roll came up with this!
This is me reporting back on RW straight after my plank attempt...
Isn't an elephant lift a handstand?
l think the guy doing the planche is Dyanmo the magician.